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Lehman hoping for a quiet session at statehouse

Indiana 79th District Representative Matt Lehman told those attending Berne Rotary last Thursday that he is hoping for a quiet session at the statehouse this winter. Lehman noted that the ratio in the House was 52 Republicans and 48 Democrats his first year in office (2008). This year, the ratio is 71 Republicans and 28 Democrats. “The fear now is that there will be an over reach,” said Lehman. “My feeling is that we’re going to stay pretty simple this year. Hopefully, we will have a quiet session.” Lehman eluded to redistricting that took place in 2010 to satisfy the requirement of 66,000 residents in each district. He noted that in the 79th district, which is more sparsely populated, residents are pulled in from various places besides the heart of the district (Adams and Wells counties) in order to satisfy the quota. He noted that districts such as the local one are more driven by county politics while Allen County tends to be driven more by Fort Wayne city... Read More >